Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules gives update on the series' return

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Photo credit: UKTV

From Digital Spy

Danny John-Jules has given an update on Red Dwarf's 13th series, revealing that it should be wrapped-up by the "end of the year".

The last we heard about the return of the classic sci-fi show was early last year, with Danny and co-star Robert Llewellyn saying at the time that it would start production in early 2019.

The Cat actor has now revealed that they are yet to see a script – though remained optimistic that things would be done by late this year.

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Photo credit: BBC

"All we know is it's going to be done by the end of the year," Danny told The Sun. "We haven't seen a script yet, it's all in negotiation.

"But I'm never worried about Red Dwarf. I've never been so comfortable in a gig. The fans are over the moon, spinning cartwheels because unless you're watching Netflix, what are you going to watch as a sitcom in England."

Speaking earlier in February of 2018, co-creator Rob Naylor told What Culture of a new series: "We're just trying to work out how and when. Everyone seems to be keen so I think that will happen."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Meanwhile, Danny has also addressed his controversial Strictly Come Dancing exit last year amid rumours of a rift at the time with dancing partner Amy Dowden.

"With me and Amy, it was always professional," he said. "I came in professional and I left professional."

Red Dwarf airs on Dave.

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